September 2, 2009

Welcome to Alan Cohen Executive Coaching

Alan Cohen is President of Alan Cohen Executive Coaching, Inc. Based in New York City, his company provides leadership, creativity and communications coaching, training and HR and marketing consulting to executives and entrepreneurs around the world, helping them create magical transformative moments of leadership within their own organizations, and to play a bigger and more authentic game at work and in life.

Through his coaching, he helps executives, organizations and small-business owners become more meaningfully engaged and communicate more effectively, resulting in greater performance and highly improved business results.

Prior to starting his own coaching business, Alan served as the Director of Communications for The Broadway League, the national trade association for the commercial theatre industry, presenter of the Tony Awards. As Communications Director, his most notable contribution was leading the crisis communications team during the Broadway stagehands strike. He was formerly Vice President of Talent Acquisition for MWW Public Relations.

He also served as Director of Corporate Training and Development for Scholastic, where he established and supervised the company’s management training curriculum. At Scholastic, he was also Director of Publicity and led the publicity team promoting the acclaimed Harry Potter book series. As Vice President at Serino Coyne and Rogers and Cowan public relations, Alan supervised public relations and cultural sponsorship activities. At Robinson Lehrer Montgomery, also as Vice President, he led consumer publicity campaigns for United Airlines, AOL’s “Find A Job” service and AOL’s Small Business and Life Management programs.

Alan holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Theatre from Connecticut College, and an MBA from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business, where his focus was leadership development. He is an accredited member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is one of only 2,000 Professional Certified Coaches in the world.

He was a trainer for The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, one of the only International Coach Federation (ICF)-accredited coaching institutes in the world, and is a trained brainstorm facilitator through Idea Champions. For iPEC, he taught coaching skills to coaches seeking ICF accreditation, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

He is certified in the Energy Leadership Assessment Tool, which helps the professional develop a personally effective leadership style that positively influences and changes not only the individual, but also colleagues and the organization as a whole. He is also certified in the Myers-Briggs assessment tool.

He is the author of Those Difficult Talks for PR Pros: How Best to Say what Needs to be Said to Clients, Colleagues and Employees,” and is co-founder of “The Positivity Project”, an initiative intended to create global optimism in the workplace. Alan has worked with major PR agencies including Edelman, Ketchum, and Rogers and Cowan, among countless others.

Alan is currently working on his second book about how to connect in a disconnected world.

He spends his time between his homes in Soho (Manhattan) and lower Hudson Valley, with his spouse of 26 years, and their high-strung Wheaten terrier, Bueller.